Hopefully, some good news is that a GOP Representative has captured a House floor leader role.
GOP Named to House Leader Position
Rep. Jodi Lott was named to a senior leadership position in the Georgia General Assembly. She has been named for this position for three years in a row now.
Controversial Governor Brian Kemp appointed Lott to the House role. She is one of four floor leaders for Georgia’s House of Representatives when the state’s legislative session convenes on January 11.
Part of the tole of floor leaders usually involves being a spokesperson for their political party. They also have a large management role in legislative business and also advocating for their governor’s agenda.
Kemp Gives Lott Praise
“Rep. Lott has been a strong advocate for the CSRA in the General Assembly and invaluable to my administration as a floor leader during my first two years as governor,” Kemp told The Augusta Chronicle on Thursday. “Jodi worked hard to pass conservative budgets, meaningful health care reform and legislation to crack down on gangs and human traffickers. I look forward to working with Rep. Lott and all of our floor leaders alongside members of the House and Senate to continue putting Georgians first.”
Kemp has been an enemy of President Donald Trump and has turned a blind eye to mass voter fraud that swept through his state.
“Our partnership with the General Assembly has been critical in the fight against COVID-19 as we have worked every day to protect lives and livelihoods,” Kemp also said, in a prepared statement. I am confident these outstanding legislators will carry that important work forward, and I appreciate their commitment to the people of Georgia.”
Making a Name for Herself
The House leader is a nurse and co-owner of a physical therapy practice. Lott began her House journey in 2015 and ran unopposed for her seat in the election last June.
Out of the other three leaders, Lott is the only woman. The others are Reps. Josh Bonner, R-Fayetteville; Dominic LaRiccia, R-Douglas; and Bert Reeves, R-Marietta.